Links and resources

All the information leaflets shown on this website for parents and communities about how to support children’s language development are available for free for Nottinghamshire’s Health and Nottinghamshire County Council staff.

Schools, private day nurseries and other interested parties can purchase them at a cheaper cost than self-printing and copying, with the optional addition of your own logos (copyright Nottinghamshire Healthcare) from Nottinghamshire County Council design and print. Email or phone 0115 9773318.


Switch off and talk display [pdf] 848KB  

Switch off and talk evaluation [pdf] 367KB

Make time for rhyme display [pdf] 450KB - Susie, Children's Centre SLT in Mansfield, has created a display for you to download for your setting. It focuses on the theme of "make time for rhyme". Rhyme awareness is crucial for the development of speech around and early literacy. Why not download it for your setting so you can share these tips with your parents? 

Drop the dummy Christmas campaign

Drop the dummy event poster [pdf] 580KB
Drop the dummy display [pdf] 385KB
Drop the dummy certificate [pdf] 344KB
Pledge to drop the dummy certificate [pdf] 409KB
Reindeer food tags [pdf] 96KB - a free gift if they pledge to/manage to give up 
Santa's washing line [pdf] 282KB
Kieren Maloney (Warsop Children's Centre)'s Christmas drop the dummy certificate [pdf] 609KB  and letter from Santa [pdf] 116KB.

Drop the dummy at Easter

Drop the dummy Easter display [pptx] 377KB

Drop the dummy Easter certificate [doc] 255KB

For further details/advice contact your local children's centre SLT or language lead.


Year of Evaluation

Read the NCFP Speech and Language Team's Year of Evaluation 2017 [pdf] 3MB.





Michael Rosen's Radio 4 broadcast on how children develop their first words



Teacher knowldge research study [pdf] 234KB - showing that knowledge of and training in early language development improves very young children's expressive language 

ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD)


Communication and behaviour

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists has produced a factsheet on understanding the links between communication and behaviour [pdf] 1MB.